Ventura County Government Center
Hall of Administration Building, Fourth Floor
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009-1940

Community Development

The County of Ventura Community Development Division is dedicated to serving the diverse needs of Ventura County residents, primarily those with lower incomes, through partnerships with non-profit and government organizations to meet the unmet needs for affordable and supportive housing, community development programs, social service programs and economic development opportunities.

Community Development achieves this through a variety of projects and programs:

  • Grant administration of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs – Community Development Block Development (CDBG) grants, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Emergency Solutions Grants
  • Management of the HUD Ventura County Continuum of Care Grant Program
  • Administration of grant funding – federal, state, local and temporary funding sources
  • Special Projects and Initiatives – farmworker housing, disaster recovery, Project Roomkey, Piru Redevelopment Area

News, Events and Special Notices

Affordable Housing in Ventura County

The County of Ventura has recently received historic investments in federal, state and local funding to be used towards the development of affordable housing. To learn more about the funds and projects that are in development, in construction, or completed, a comprehensive guide may be found here.

Notice of Public Hearing

County of Ventura’s HUD Grant Program, FY 2024-25 Annual Action Plan Public Hearing
to be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 9:00am

Remote Attendance:
Registration to attend online may be found at:
Zoom Meeting ID: 883 1458 6337

In Person Attendance:
Hall of Administration, Point Mugu Conference Room (4th Floor)

800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009
To attend in person, please RSVP to no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 1, 2023

To review the Action Plan calendar please click here.

Letter of Intent to Apply for Funding

Letter of Intent to apply for funding is due Monday, November 13, 2023 at 4:00pm. Attendance to the public hearing is required in order to submit an LOI. Further instructions to be provided during the public hearing.

Applications for Funding Deadline

Applications for CDBG, HOME, PLHA, HOME-ARP and County General funding is due on Friday, December 22, 2023 by 4:00pm. Further instructions to be provided following submission of the LOI.

Contact Us

For general inquiries or questions, please email

Please contact the following staff regarding these programs:

Christy Madden

Senior Deputy Executive Officer, HUD Program Manager and Special Projects
Christy Madden | 805.654.2679 |



Homeless Grants Management: ESG and Continuum of Care
Jennifer Harkey | 805.658.4342 |

HOME and NSP, and HUD Plans Development
Tracy McAulay | 805.232.1371 |

CDBG, Piru RDA Successor Agency, and County Housing Successor Agency
Mary Ann Guariento | 805.654.2852 |

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